Object Title

Percussion five-shot revolver - Mills's patent Collier revolver

Percussion five-shot revolver - Mills's patent Collier revolver

Date

1835

Object Number

XII.5021

Provenance

Purchased at auction from Christies, lot 82, 8th July 1981.

Physical Description

The barrel and cylinder are browned. The sidelock action is fitted into a wooden butt. The lockplate, hammer, triggerguard and barrel tang are engraved with foliate decoration. The barrel rib is engraved Mill's Patent, London

Dimensions

BarrelLength123mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.50 in (38 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

No visable proofs

Associations

Notes

Mills appears to have been in partnership with Collier and to have taken over his patent in about 1830.